Top 10 restaurants in Bernalillo, United States

April 14, 2018 Janette Largent

Bernalillo is a town in Sandoval County, New Mexico, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 8,320. It is the county seat of Sandoval County.
Things to do in Bernalillo

1. Range Cafe

925 S Camino Del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM 87004-5922 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 26 +1 505-867-1700
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 770 reviews

Range Cafe

Reviewed By RetiredMilitary - Washington DC, District of Columbia

While in Bernalillo, we had to stop and eat at the Range Cafe. Limited on street parking out front, but a dedicated parking lot in the back with free parking will give you a place to park while you eat. We were seated immediately. Good eats on the menu. Chili rellenos were really good. Service is great. It also has an extensive local gift shop worth spending come time visiting. A must stop if in the area.

2. Freight House

200 S Camino Del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM 87004-6801 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 10 - SGD 33 +1 505-588-2143
Excellent
50%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
7%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 181 reviews

Freight House

Freight House Kitchen + Tap is a modern take on tap house pub fare. Featuring a chef inspired menu, all dishes are made from scratch with an emphasis on items from our in-house smoker. Friday and Saturday nights we offer smoked prime rib. We have street tacos, burgers, fish and chips, shrimp and grits to name a few. On tap we have 24 beers featuring many local brews as well as celebrated beers from the Rocky Mountain region. We also have seven wines on tap. Spend some time on our outdoor patio and have fun playing corn hole while you wait for a table or dine. Our bar area has four TV's and table games to enjoy with your friends. The interior is very modern while paying homage the golden days of train travel.

Reviewed By Stephanie B - Phoenix, AZ

In town to watch my daughter play softball and found this place on yelp (with mixed reviews). Couldn’t have picked a better place. Cool decor, delicious food and great service. Had a Turkey sandwich with green chili - delicious! Highly recommend this place

3. Bad Ass Coffee Company

965 W Highway 550, Bernalillo, NM 87004-5924 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast +1 505-867-1778
Excellent
52%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
9%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 54 reviews

Bad Ass Coffee Company

Reviewed By Jessica M - Santa Fe, New Mexico

The large 100% Kona coffee (not the blend) is something that I start dreaming about knowing that I am heading down to Bernalillo. I don't get it that often but when I do it is maika'i loa (awesome). I visited Bad A-- Coffee just a couple of days ago and it was Kona-licious. It did not disappoint. Enjoy!

4. The Santa Ana Cafe

1300 Tuyuna Trl, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004-5940 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Southwestern, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 505-771-6060
Excellent
56%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 102 reviews

The Santa Ana Cafe

Reviewed By 3Equinox - Tucson, Arizona

I loved the food and ambiance of this restaurant. The patio is great for outdoor dining. The breakfast menu has New Mexico specialities like Blue Corn pancakes. The desert Applecake is not to be missed.

5. Placitas Cafe

221 State Highway 165 Ste D, Placitas, NM 87043-9514 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Cafe, Mexican Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 505-771-1700
Excellent
57%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 84 reviews

Placitas Cafe

Reviewed By Rick H - Placitas, New Mexico

The homemade chorizo in the breakfast burritos was delicious. The portions are quite large and filling. Service can be a bit slow, depending upon the crowd. The self-serve coffee bar wasn't my favorite. They ran out of the strong stuff and had only some fruity options one time we were there.

6. Kaktus Brewing Company

471 S Hill Rd, Bernalillo, NM 87004-9199 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Pizza, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Drinks SGD 3 - SGD 16 +1 505-818-7285
Excellent
65%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 101 reviews

Kaktus Brewing Company

This is your classic community pub that invites friends, families and beer enthusiasts. We have 8 rotating beers on tap at all times, great food, patio seating and great indoor seating including a bar. If your looking for a memorable place in New Mexico to give you that TRUE New Mexcico feel then this is it. Ask for a brewery tour while your in. Easy Access from HWY I-25 Take exit 240 and immediately take a right onto South Hill Rd. We are half way down (quarter mile) on the left hand side just North of the KOA campground.

Reviewed By G_S_MommyNewMexico - Bernalillo

The atmosphere, and events are very personable. They have local music groups, belly dancing, and indoor and outdoor seating. You can sit under their covered patio, or inside at the bar or at their tables. They have recently redone their back patio with a "life-size"...MoreThank you for leaving such a detailed and awesome review. This always helps us understand what new guests get to see and how they are introduced to our company. Really appreciate your time and support. Hope to see you in again soon.

7. Prairie Star Restaurant & Wine Bar

288 Prairie Star Rd, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004-5939 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Dinner SGD 26 - SGD 66 +1 505-867-3327
Excellent
48%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 171 reviews

Prairie Star Restaurant & Wine Bar

The Prairie Star Restaurant at Santa Ana Golf Club offers an unforgettable dining experience. Housed in an old adobe mansion, the warmth and intimacy of Prairie Star is intoxicating. You may absorb the atmosphere of handmade adobe walls, kiva fireplaces and full vigas and latilla ceilings while enjoying awe-inspiring and sweeping views of the golf course and the Sandia Mountains. Chef Chris Olsen masterfully creates stunning Contemporary New American cuisine with global influences and changes our menu seasonally to reflect the time and freshest ingredients at hand. Each dish is carefully crafted from the finest ingredients and constructed for unique flavor combinations and flair of presentation.

Reviewed By alice w - Placitas, New Mexico

The setting is beautiful; 6:00 pm was too late for sunset, which colors the Sandia Mountains.
Charming adobe place with tasteful decor.
The wine bar and outdoor patio are fun.
This review is about dinner.
Lovely.
Started with a squash soup, took the chill from the cool night air.
Had trouble choosing a salad, all tempting.
Settled on a spinach with apricot bites and sliced pear. Perfect
My husband struggled to choose a dish. Salmon? Trout? Pheasant.
He selected duck, I had Jidori chicken. Organic chicken served with calabicitas and jasmine rice.
I took half of it home.
Black cherry chocolate tart. Delicious.

Great friendly professional staff, don’t need to save this place for a celebration; it’s a good place for that too!

8. Corn Maiden

1300 Tuyuna Trl, Bernalillo, NM 87004-5940 Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 39 - SGD 52 +1 505-771-6037
Excellent
61%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 167 reviews

Corn Maiden

Reviewed By Chris L - Albuquerque, New Mexico

We were staying at the resort for a marriage conference which happened to coincide with our 35th wedding anniversary. Dinner here was a sweet experience; the ambiance is nice and relaxed. It wasn't crowded, we didn't feel rush. All the staff were warm and friendly. The cornbread melted in my mouth. Our entrees were delicious and came in good time.

9. Abuelita's New Mexican Restaurant

621 S Camino Del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM 87004-5736 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Southwestern Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +1 505-867-9988
Excellent
44%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 108 reviews

Abuelita's New Mexican Restaurant

Reviewed By CorpsofDiscovery - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I had made myself a note to try Abuelita's for authentic New Mexico Chile, as the place we ate last time in Bernalillo (about 5 years ago) had closed. Driving by that location I saw that there was a new restaurant operating there, which seemed lively and attractive from the street, two things that did not apply to Abuelita's. I hesitated in the parking lot and considered giving the new place a try, when my dining companion reminded me that we were not here for a pretty building or noisy crowd.

Quite right, we came for the food. And it's a good thing I listened to her, because the food at Abuelita's is outstanding. But first things first: the dining room was pleasant but not fancy. The owners have given more attention to the part of the building that you see while eating, and I won't argue against that decision. They haven't gone overboard to the point where you are paying for atmosphere at the expense of food quality, and I won't argue that choice either.

Service was fast and friendly, and our server was careful to warn of the spiciness of the green Chile. My companion asked to try the red and green on the side, but I threw any remaining caution to the wind and ordered my burrito smothered in green Chile. It was absolutely at the top of the range of heat that allowed me to still enjoy the food, so the warning is worth heeding. My companion stuck to the red Chile, which she also raved over. Our server stopped back frequently to make sure we had everything we needed, and to check on my condition after trying the green Chile. Available but not intrusive, informal but not overly familiar, exactly what I want from a server at this kind of restaurant.

I had forgotten that sopapillas are traditional here, so that was a nice surprise and welcome after a spicy meal. The bill came and I was astonished how low it was, not having paid attention to the prices when we ordered. We had a brief pleasant conversation with the cashier (Abuelita herself?) about the different food traditions in New Mexico vs. our part of the country, and I promised myself to try and make it back to this area more often than every 5 years. I also resolved to bring a supply of red and green Chile home in jars to keep my cupboard stocked for a while.

One other thing: I had a Mexican beer and my companion had the house sangria, but I didn't notice any other diners being served alcohol. And we would have been fine even without the liquor license.

It's all about the food, and on that score (and more) Abuelita's was perfect.

10. Blake's Lotaburger

297 W Highway 550, Bernalillo, NM 87004-5992 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating American, Fast Food, Southwestern Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 505-867-2658
Excellent
51%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 55 reviews

Blake's Lotaburger

Reviewed By SemperFi47 - Saint Louis, Missouri

Delicious burgers, crunchy onion rings and good fries. A pleasant light and very open diner serving fast food and playing 70's music in the background. I'll e at here again if I ever get back this way.

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